Currently, cancer constitutes a public health problem in Sudan. Many factors play a role in increasing the cancer risk in Sudanese people, which include environment, genes, occupation and gender. This study is carried out to investigate the cancer incidence differences between men and women in Sudan.
In this descriptive study, data on 45413 patients diagnosed with cancer throughout Sudan over five-year period (2009-2013) were collected and analyzed according to gender. Cancer types (n = 35).
The study revealed that in 80% (28 out of 35) of the cancer types examined excluding sex-specific cancers (prostate and breast), male were significantly diagnosed more than females with cancer.
In Sudan, during the period 2009-2013, men were diagnosed more with cancers than women and therefore they may be more susceptible to cancer.